English: Language, Literature and Writing - BA Hons Degree
Course Code: VM1HE05
UCAS Code: QQ13
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Our BA (Hons) English, Language, Literature and Writing is a uniquely-designed programme with an excellent track record of student satisfaction and success. This programme’s tripartite structure offers an exciting blend of academic and creative projects that will enhance your professional communication skills and enable you to explore research frameworks in literature and language. These in turn will feed your creative practice in poetry, prose, scriptwriting, journalism, teaching and teaching-related professions.
On this programme, you will work closely with highly qualified, experienced staff and industry professionals to gain an exciting, ‘real world’ experience. By studying with us, not only will you graduate with an excellent degree awarded by Lancaster University, you will also develop a portfolio that will enhance your future career prospects in your chosen field. With your broad skill set, you will graduate from this programme as a confident English specialist, equipped to progress to postgraduate study and make a significant impact within meaningful employment.
You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) from A-levels (to include English Language or Literature at minimum grade C), the Access to HE Humanities pathway (to include English) or an appropriate equivalent qualification. You will also require GCSE English Language at minimum grade C/4. Applicants who can demonstrate relevant work/voluntary skills in lieu of the above qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis. If you are unsure about whether you have relevant experience, please contact the Programme Leader.
Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.
Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.
Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.
|Assessment Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Level 4 Modules
|Literature a Historical Perspective||VM4MD019||20||Mandatory|
|Language Textual and Contextual Analysis||VM4MD020||20||Mandatory|
|Writing Creating Poetry and Prose||VM4MD021||20||Mandatory|
|Literature Theatre and Society||VM4MD022||20||Mandatory|
|Language Analysing Contemporary Literature||VM4MD023||20||Mandatory|
|Writing Scriptwriting and Journalism||VM4MD024||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Literature Theory and Criticism||VM5MD024||20||Mandatory|
|Language Power and Discourse||VM5MD025||20||Mandatory|
|Writing for the Workplace||VM5MD026||20||Mandatory|
|Linking Language Lit and Writing Theory||VM5MD027||20||Mandatory|
|Linking Language Lit and Writing Practice||VM5MD028||20||Mandatory|
|Creative and Professional Development||VM5MD029||20||Mandatory|
Level 6 Modules
|Language in Interaction||VM6MD035||20||Mandatory|
|Shakespeare Interaction Adaptation Appropriation||VM6MD036||20||Mandatory|
|Dissertation||VM6MD037||40||Optional (most common)|
|Creative Writing Portfolio||VM6MD038||40||Optional|
Teaching and Learning Methods
Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.
Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.
Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.